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Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Mechanical Engineering)

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M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering is a 2-year master's degree program. Some colleges also have a part-time programme of 3-year duration. Students after completing their B.Tech. gets enrolled in M.Tech. program for higher studies. Minimum eligibility asked for this course is 55% aggregate in B.Tech. while it is 60% minimum in IITs.

Top Institutes offering M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering course are:

M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering is offered by many IITs, NITs and other colleges in India. In M.Tech, students are supposed to do a lot of research work and have to prepare thesis during their coursework.

Tuition fee for the M.Tech. programme ranges from 40,000 to 100,000. It may go up to 5 lakhs in reputed private colleges.

An M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering student can get campus placement in various educational institutes as well as in companies like Atlas Copco, ITC, Godrej, JCB, Kirloskar and many others where he/she can earn up to 12 lakhs or more by working as Junior Engineers, independent consultants, mechanical design engineer etc.

M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering: Course Highlights

Course level Post-graduation
Duration 2 years
Examination Type Semester
Eligibility Qualifying B.E or B.Tech. in either field of Automobile/Manufacturing/Mechanical/Mechatronics/Production with an aggregate of 55% marks and above/ Entrance Examination.
Admission process Merit List
Course Fee Up to INR 40,000 to 1 Lac
Average salary Approx. Up to INR 12 Lacs per annum
Top Recruiting Companies Chemical, Automobile, Technical Wings of Armed Forces, Space Research Organization
Job Positions Mechanical & Agriculture Engineer, Project Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Senior Engineer, etc.

M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering: What is it About?

M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering takes a person through the whirlpool of science and mathematics. The course helps a student to get a deeper knowledge of solids, materials, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, a design of machine elements and many other concepts about machines and material.

Being a master’s student one is supposed to do a lot of research work in areas like thermal science and engineering, solid mechanics, dynamics, and control, etc.

Anyone who has done B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering and still have that hunger to know more about the design or maintenance, installation or working of machines should surely look forward to getting enrolled in M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering program. Moreover, Master’s degree opens the door also for teaching profession for an engineering student.

M.Tech program runs for a stretch of 2 years which are divided in 4 equal semesters of 6 months each in colleges like Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, IISC, Bangalore and many others.

There are other colleges like Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar which also provide a part-time M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering

M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering: Top Institutes

There are more than 800 colleges offering M.Tech. Mechanical Engineering including many IITs and NITs in India. Some of them are:

Name of Institution Location Average Course Fee (in INR)
Annasaheb Dange College of Engineering and Technology (ADCET) Sangli 1,52,000
Bharat Ratna Indira Gandhi College of Engineering Maharashtra 2,80,000
Birla Institute of Technology (BIT Ranchi) Jharkhand 5,44,000
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani) Rajasthan 5,44,000
Coimbatore Institute of Technology Tamil Nadu 2,63,000
Dr. DY Patil Institute of Engineering and Technology Pune 2,02,000
Jadavpur University West Bengal 9,600
KJ Somaiya College of Engineering Mumbai 4,47,000
Lokmanya Tilak College of Engineering Mumbai NA
Pillai Institute of Information Technology, Engineering, Media Studies and Research Mumbai 1,44,000
Shri Ram Institute of Management and Technology (SRIMT) Delhi 56,000
Solapur University Maharashtra 1,00,000

M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering: Eligibility

To become eligible for M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering a student must have at least 55% in aggregate in B.Tech. or equivalent in appropriate branch, while IITs like IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Jodhpur ask for 60% in aggregate and a valid GATE score.

If someone has done his/her B.Tech. degree from an IIT with CGPA of 8.0 or above, he/she will get direct admission in M.Tech. and will not need a GATE score. Eligibility criteria is same for part-time M.Tech. course.

M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering: Admission Process

Admission to M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering in all the colleges, be it private or government including all the IITs and NITs, like Punjab Engineering College University of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Patna, Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela is done through GATE.However, IIT B.Tech. degree holders having a CGPA of 8.0 or more gets exempted from giving GATE and just have to face the interview. 

M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering: Syllabus and Course Description

Name of the Course

Topics Covered


Instrumentation and Measuring Systems

  • Characteristics of Instruments
  • Classification of transducers
  • Dynamic Response of Instruments
  • Errors in Measurement and Its Analysis
  • DAS and Signal Analysis

This particular course tells the students about the proper handling of instruments and their basic calibration.

Advanced Machine Design

  • Designing against Fracture
  • Optimum design
  • Statistical consideration in design
  • Von Mises theory
  • Design of Threaded Joints
  • Aesthetic and ergonomic consideration in the design of products

This course intends to impart the knowledge of machine designs and their possible failure causes.

Manufacturing Technology

  • Concurrent Engineering
  • Patterns and Patternmaking
  • Metal Forming
  • Flow Stress Curves
  • Welding Technology & Design
  • Integrated manufacturing

This course aims to tell the students about the interpersonal relationship of various designs.

Internal Combustion Engines

  • Thermodynamic Analysis of IC Engines Cycle
  • Combustion in SI Engines
  • Gas Exchange Processes
  • Burning of Condensed Phase
  • Compression Ignition Systems

This course is about the working of IC engines and methods of their improvement.

Thermal Engineering

  • Microscale Energy Transport in Solids
  • Molecular Clusters
  • Simplified Carathedory’s formulation
  • Navier-Stokes equation
  • Elements of
  • irreversible thermodynamics

Thermal Engineering help students to do the evaluation of turbomachines.

Advanced Welding Technology

  • classification of solid-state welding processes
  • Welding Metallurgy
  • Mechanisation in Welding
  • Robotics in Welding
  • Laser Beam Welding
  • Friction stir welding

This helps students to know about different welding power sources and processes.

Operations Research

  • Linear Optimization Models
  • Waiting Line Problems
  • Game Problems
  • Inventory Management
  • Integer programming
  • Stochastic Programming

By studying this course one will be able to formulate and solve various industrial problems.

M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering: Career Prospects

There is a huge demand of Mechanical Engineers in the industry and market as they are versatile and flexible enough to work in various job profiles like that of a project manager, logistics and automobile engineer, consultant in transportation, navigation officer, assistant professor in colleges and what not.

Automobile, oil refineries, mining, electronics firms, thermal power industry, air conditioning, armed forces, shipping industries, aviation industries are some of the fields a mechanical engineer can get jobs into.

There are no. of jobs for M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering postgraduates in the government sector and teaching sector as well. But the packages are not so high in govt. sector for freshers but there is a large scope of promotions. One can join as a junior engineer Indian Defense Services, PSU, Indian Railways etc.

M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering student can even go in the teaching profession and can become assistant professors in various colleges and universities.

Some of the major recruiters of M.Tech. Mechanical Engineers are:

  • Tata Motors
  • Larsen
  • HPCL
  • Ford
  • Metro Rail Corp.
  • Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.
  • DAE

Academic Options After M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering 

After getting through with M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering one can go for Ph.D. /M.S. program either in India only or in some foreign university. There are many colleges in India which offer a Ph.D. program in Mechanical Engineering.

Given below is a graph showing trending salary figures for different job profiles for a Mechanical Engineer:

salary graph for M. Tech in Machanical engineering

Various job profiles on which a mechanical engineer can work in an industry are:

Job Designation

Job Description

Industrial Engineer

One is supposed to look after the faults by using PCDA methodology.

Factory Head

The concerned person must have to plan, organize and manage the manpower and production process

Design Engineer Manager

One is responsible for the development of designs and sources.

Service Maintenance Engineer

One is responsible for installing and commissioning M&R and screen printing machines.

Project Manager

Soul have to understand and handle all the projects and is responsible for unit’s trail production.

Safety Officer

He/she is responsible for safety of the plant and must have an eye for hazardous items.

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Mechanical Engineering) Fee Structure in India

5.55 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES8.57 L  (Maximum Fee)
1.55 L (Average Fee)
27.50 K (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES5.51 L (Maximum Fee)
1.67 L (Average Fee)

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Mechanical Engineering) Fee Structure By state

Uttar Pradesh

2.48 L
27.50 KPrivate COLLEGES3.75 L
1.78 L

Delhi NCR

1.15 L
72.47 KPrivate COLLEGES2.80 L
1.73 L


1.39 L
72.47 KPrivate COLLEGES2.32 L
1.59 L


1.35 L
1.10 LPrivate COLLEGES2.15 L
1.46 L


1.59 L
83.50 KPrivate COLLEGES2.27 L
1.58 L


2.05 L
90 KPrivate COLLEGES3.15 L
1.82 L


2.26 L
1.40 LPrivate COLLEGES2.80 L
1.83 L

Himachal Pradesh

1.97 L
1.20 LPrivate COLLEGES2.66 L
1.89 L


1.12 L
80 KPrivate COLLEGES5.51 L
1.82 L

West Bengal

1.80 L
1.50 LPrivate COLLEGES3.51 L
2.37 L


52.67 K
80 KPrivate COLLEGES4.34 L
2.27 L


1.88 L
1.10 LPrivate COLLEGES2.82 L
1.43 L


1.42 L
1.40 LPrivate COLLEGES2.40 L
2.06 L


1.93 L
1.63 LPrivate COLLEGES1.88 L
1.75 L

Andhra Pradesh

37.05 K
50 KPrivate COLLEGES1.14 L
73.33 K
76.07 K
1.40 LPrivate COLLEGES1.97 L
1.69 L


1.79 L
43.40 KPrivate COLLEGES1.50 L
96.70 K


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